A stream run by a disabled guy with too much love for cheese and tacos. What could POSSIBLY go wrong?
Greetings, my peoples! I'm Ross, but I'll also answer to SilverStar or just Silver. I'm 35, and have been gaming since about two years old. I started out playing Pac-Man and Mario on the NES. Then I moved on to almost every major console after that, experiencing many of the classics along the way. During the PS1 era, I came in contact with my first RPG, Final Fantasy 8, and have been in love with the genre since. During the same period, I also got my first PC able to play games. That was probably one of the best things that ever happened in my gaming life. The first game I ever played online was Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, and it was an awesome experience. Over the years, I've made amazing friends, some I still talk to today. Now I'm an MMO addict, but you'll still see me playing all kinds of games here.
* [Discord](https://discord.gg/fz5556n) + [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/@SirSilverStar) - [Twitter](https://twitter.com/SirSilverStar)
* Respect the streamer AND the mods. + We don't encourage swearing, especially F-bombs. Please refrain while you're here. - If you are a douche-nugget, you're going to have a bad time here. Don't do it. * I don't mind honest questions, but use common sense. + NO STORY SPOILERS, EVER! Spoilers make me rage like little else! - I don't mind backseat gaming, especially if I'm stuck. However, if I say I'm going to do something a certain way, please respect that. You are free to laugh at me if / when I fail doing it my way.
#What's wrong with me? I was born with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, which is a condition that slowly weakens every muscle, including organs, in my body over my lifetime. It progresses very slowly, though, so it's quite possible, with management, that I'll live a normal lifespan. Praise God, really, that I was born in a time where technology and medicine have progressed to the point that I can live! #What's that in my neck? That's called a trach. It's basically a tube going down into my windpipe that helps me to breath. When I was 8, my condition reached my lungs, causing them to collapse. So it was either get the trach or die. Getting the trach let me breath again, but it also messed with how my voice developed. That's why I sound rather odd. I think it's a small price to pay to live, though. The hose connected to the trach reaches around the back of my wheelchair and connects to a ventilator. A ventilator is basically just a glorified bicycle pump designed for the lungs. It prevents my lungs from collapsing again by taking the air around it and pushing it into my lungs. You'll notice in the stream that it sounds like a jet trying to take off. I apologize for the noise, but you'll also notice that I've done what I can with software to reduce it. #Will you offend me if you ask questions? No! Not at all! I welcome any and all legitimate questions you have! Please ask!
First off, donations are 100% optional! I stream purely for the love of it, to inspire people, and to make friends. For those of you who do want to donate, know that I IMMENSELY appreciate it! I'm going to handle donations a little differently than what you might be used to. Instead of having a tipping method like most streamers do, you'll find links below to other donating options. Mostly, this will consist of my wish lists on different platforms like Steam and so on. I'll also try to keep things on those lists that are variously priced to give you more options. The reason I'm doing it this way is because I want you to actually get something back for your donation. So long as the game you're donating is safe for work (limited foul language and no sexual content), I WILL play it on stream for at least two streams at some point (when my schedule allows). It also allows you to expose me to things I might not have normally played otherwise. In other words, you're directly providing more content for the stream. In my book, that's a win for everyone! Now that all that's out the way, here we go: * [Steam wishlist](http://steamcommunity.com/id/SilverStar/wishlist/). (NOTE: You will need to be on my Steam friends list to gift games. Just send me a friend request [HERE](https://steamcommunity.com/id/SilverStar/), let me know your username, and I'll accept.) + I'm still looking into more donation options / methods. If you know of any more than what I've listed, let me know!